'Weekend of Service': A mission in our home town

January 27, 2015

Local “Weekend of Service” participants play “spoons” last year in San Diego. The event is sponsored by Lucerne Valley Community Church. Photo courtesy Lucerne Valley Community Church
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By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

In two weeks, local youth from 6th through 12th grade will be giving back to the community.

The “Weekend of Service,” which is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Community Church, is an opportunity for Christian youth to serve our town through a variety of hands-on projects.

KOH registration begins Friday

January 27, 2015

Nearly 400 teams are registered for the Hammers Week. Teams from 37 states plus Belgium, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the UK and Portugal will participate.

Registration at Hammertown begins Friday, Jan. 31. The spectator-friendly King of the Motos is on Sunday, Feb. 2. The ultimate desert race, the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers, starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6.

For the full week’s schedule of racing, log on to http://ultra4racing.com/ 

Jordan Townsend to compete

What's Happening - January 28, 2015

January 27, 2015

LVEDA meeting
to be held on Feb. 3
The monthly meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association will be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Senior Center.
The meeting will feature the possible presentation by Assemblyman Obernolte’s staff regarding their legislative agenda, introduce them to our state-related issues, etc. Also Desert Solar is expected to give a presentation on a solar and alternative generation project for the Lucerne Valley Market. Also discussed will be options for home solar, projected SCE rates – etc.

Sports: Mustang wrestlers take 6th place out of 40 teams

January 27, 2015

ABOVE: The winners are: Sam Aguilar, Jacob Carmona, Joseph Salbino, Oscar Sanchez, and Daniel Hernandez (left to right).  Joseph is holding Jason Simonek’s 5th place medal as well, but Jason was not shown in the picture as he left early with his father.
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The Mustang wrestling team traveled to El Monte to participate in the “Last Chance” tournament at Arroyo High School.  With around 40 teams present, the Mustang wrestlers put on a good performance. 

Sports: Girls basketball eyeing possible post-season play

January 27, 2015

As of Monday, the Lucerne Valley girls basketball team was second in Agape League Girls Basketball standings with a league record of three wins and one loss. Hesperia Christian had a league record of 4-0.

The Mustangs have a chance of getting into post-season play.

Last Thursday, the Lucerne Valley girls beat Antelope Valley Christian with a score of 56 to 8.

Sports: Boys basketball to wrap up season

January 27, 2015

The Lucerne Valley Mustangs boys basketball team had a home conference game versus Victor Valley Christian on Tuesday, Jan 27. Results were unavailable at press time.

Leading into Tuesday, the boys were 1-14 overall with a league record of 0-4.

On Friday, the team plays Apple Valley Christian and next week close their season with games against Bethel Christian and Hesperia Christian.

Chamber selects 2015 officers and directors

January 27, 2015

New Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce office secretary Beatriz Delreal.
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By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Woody Hart, the suspenders-wearing alfalfa farmer with a big smile, was voted president of the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce earlier this month.

Other officers and directors for 2015:

Jean Magee, vice-president; Billie Stebbins, secretary; Cherlynn Keithley, treasurer; Lyle Thomas, Sharon Ravenstein, Fran Muller, Herald Keesee and Rock Griffith.

The Chamber also announced it has hired Beatriz Delreal as office secretary.

Obituary: Mona Geraldine Barrett

January 27, 2015

Mona Geraldine Barrett passed away at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, following a short illness. She was 88. Mona was born on March 22, 1926 in McCurtain, OK to Jessey James and Pearly Mae Gammel. She had two older brothers Edward and Waldrow, both deceased, and is survived by two younger sisters Vonnie Hatfield and Lennie Sobanja.

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